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Few days off ugh

Posted by Alex_C on Sunday, November 30, 2008

Not feeling well the last few days, I'll have to go back to "work" panhandling today.

I honestly think that with some hard panhandling, plus someone on another site, a real working-class guy not an entitled type, who says he's going to send me $100, I may have a Deering Goodtime and a case to protect it on bus rides and for tips to go in, in as little as two weeks.

I *know* banjo has a learning curve, I *know* I can't expect to make $ right off, but I also *know* that once I have a banjo, I can get out and play it and sing and joke etc and make something, and at least have to do *less* panhandling to live, right off.

This is Amerikkka land of mean mofos, sure it's good for my "character" to have to rise from street beggar to street musician all on my own, but it will only make me a more determined enemy of our rulers, our system, and our way of thought in this country.

3 comments on “Few days off ugh”

DandyRandy Says:
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @10:27:50 AM

I know you're not serious, or at least hope you're not. If you are, I wonder if you can make as much money panhandling in Iraq?

clio Says:
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @4:09:05 PM

Revolutionaries make better song writers and better banjo players, but please keep in mind those who are handing you cash in compassion for other folks.

Alex_C Says:
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @6:15:35 PM

Those handing me cash are good, decent people. As are the vast majority of those *not* handing me cash - some are utterly broke themselves, trying to survive "on plastic" until payday, etc. Some just don't believe in it, and I didn't either, a while back. It took me about 4 years up here in the SF Bay Area to turn from someone really sour on giving ppl spare change, to someone who generally did unless the spare-changer was really obnoxious or I really was empty-pocketed. I hasten to mention that this softening process took place during the time I had a business and still never thought I'd find myself on the recieving end of this kind of thing.

And "pay if forward" isn't just an idea with me, it's a natural law. I can't believe I'll be this poor forever, and I should ultimately be able to pay forward more than I'm "withdrawing" right now.

As for panhandling in Iraq, I've tried and tried to get the Army to take me back and send me there, maybe you can convince them, they keep telling me I'm too old. I sure know that Middle-Eastern people are generous as a rule, much more so than Americans tend to be.

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